ATLANTA, GA - Mansfield Oil Co. said it has acquired nearly all of Western Ethanol's assets. Orange County, Calif.-based Western Ethanol is a leading ethanol wholesaler and a distributor of E85 for use in flex-fuel vehicles.
Western Ethanol's customers include major gasoline refiners and large gasoline blenders for bulk ethanol sales, as well as independent gasoline retailers and federal, state and municipal automotive fleets for E85 sales throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.
"Our acquisition of Western Ethanol is an important addition to our renewable fuels strategy and provides Western's customers and suppliers with long-term stability in a partner they have valued for many years," said Douglas Haugh, executive vice president of Mansfield Oil. "We are also excited to add [Western Ethanol President] Doug Vind to our management team. He has been an innovator in the ethanol industry over the past two decades and we look forward to integrating his vision and experience into our long-term strategy for our renewable fuels business."